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1. Posted by sarahk25 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Hi

I am planning on doing the inca trail in september, and am wondering does anyone know the best agenices to book with. Also is there somewhere to store your luggage when your on the trip..

Thanks
Sarah

2. Posted by kenningst (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Hi Sarah,

I am also asking the same question. I am planning to do my 4d3n hiking tour at the end of November. I have been doing some research myself and have come up with a few listed ones which so far have good reviews but I seriously want to listen from the travellers themselves who have done the hiking trails.

Thus are the list

1) Apus Peru - http://www.apus-peru.com/classic_inca_trail.html

2) Llama Path - http://www.llamapath.com/

3) Inca Trail Reservations - http://www.incatrailreservations.com/inca_trail.html

4) All Treks - http://www.alltrekcusco.com/inkatrail4day.htm

5) Pachamama - http://www.pmexplorers.com/index/index.php?id=15

6) Indiana Expeditions - http://www.indiana-expedition.com/infinctrail.htm

Kindly comment only if you have done with any of the above agents or if you have any agents which you strongly recommend, please do so.

Thanks all.

Cheers

3. Posted by sarahk25 (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

Thanks Kenningst, much appreicated will have a look through these

Thanks again..!!!

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4834 posts) 7y

Quoting sarahk25

I am planning on doing the inca trail in september, and am wondering does anyone know the best agenices to book with. Also is there somewhere to store your luggage when your on the trip..

The hostel/guesthouse you stay with before you set out on the trek is usually very willing to store your luggage if you return there again after the trek. (Don't leave anything valuable in there if staying in cheaper places, though.)

As for which tour operator to go with, here's a list of all the companies which are licensed to do the inca trail this year. You'll want to go with an agency which has at least a smiley (and preferably also a checkmark) next to it.

I've personally done the inca trail with United Mice, which I can highly recommend for the trek itself (great guide, small group, superb service, wonderful food, leaving earlier and hiking further than any other tour group, so you have the first day entirely for yourself without other gringos around (recommendation: convince the group and the guide to wake up real early on the second day so you can leave before everyone else catches up, too)), but which totally sucks for communication (expect long delays with having your emails answered, and if you have an allergy or diet, explicitly tell the guide and cook about it right at the start, since otherwise there's a good chance of the information not reaching them), and which allowed my (unique to them) email address to be stolen (probably harvested by a virus?) so I now get lots of spam because of them.

5. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 7y

I went with SAS travel Peru. They were awesome. I was disappointed at first that I had to an organized trek at all. I prefer to do it myself. After a lot of research I settled on SAS and it was a great experience. They never rushed anyone and people could go as fast or slow as they wanted (unlike other companies that just rushed people to the next campsite) The food was unreal. It was so good I still crave it! They were not the cheapest or the most expensive.. I suggest taking a look.
Brent

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7. Posted by Ofelia (Respected Member 142 posts) 7y

Hi Sarah,

I went with Llama Path, one of the agencies listed on the earlier postings, and they were great! I felt they had really thought things through- food was fantastic, tents and sleeping bags good quality and the guide knowledgeable. They woke us up in the morning by bringing in hot water for washing and a cup of tea, which I thought was a really nice touch. They weren't the cheapest, but really, you don't want to run out of essentials half way through the trek!
We'd advised them that we had 2 people with asthma on the trek, and the guides had reserved a few extra horses for these guys (or anyone who got a bit tired and wanted to ride instead). One guy got really bad altitude sickness, had to turn back, and so we were glad they'd brought enough staff to accommodate that.

Also, at the end of the tour we all got a free T-shirt -pink for the boys and purple for the girls
I'd definately recommend them!

8. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 7y

We went with inca trails, however watch for the old 'tip for porters and cook' you can search posts on this topic.